VESTAL, N.Y. -- An event created to help give high school students a look at their future continues its mission in the Southern Tier. Binghamton University hosted the event on Wednesday, giving 1,700 students the chance to get more information about careers they might be planning on pursuing once they graduate from high school.
With more than 40 different careers represented, students chose three options to learn more about. Organizers said the event is useful in directing students even as they make decisions in high school.
"To help them prepare for their future career. These are 10th graders so it's a good idea that they learn about their career now so they can take the appropriate courses in high school and they are better prepared to know what they want to take in college," said Patty Gonz, BOCES Career Development Specialist.
This particular career expo has been held annually for more than twenty years.